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Middle Eastern writers find refuge in the dystopian novel

Middle Eastern writers find refuge in the dystopian novel

May 30, 2016

NEW YORK, May 30 — Basma Abdel Aziz was walking in downtown Cairo one morning when she saw a long line of people standing in front of a closed government building. Returning hours later, Abdel Aziz, a psychiatrist who counsels torture victims, passed the same people still waiting listlessly — a young woman and an elderly man, a mother holding her baby. The building remained closed. When she got home, she immediately started writing about the people in line and didn’t stop for 11... Read more

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A woman reads a book as she lies on a cliff on a sunny day in Sydney, Australia May 30, 2016. — Reuters pic

A woman reads a book as she lies on a cliff on a sunny day in Sydney, Australia May 30, 2016. — Reuters pic